[Ardour-Users] Saving disk space

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat Oct 1 09:24:38 PDT 2016

On Sat, 1 Oct 2016 15:46:15 +0200, Robin Gareus wrote:
>On 10/01/2016 01:30 PM, Axel 'the C.L.A.' Müller wrote:
>> A more elegant solution would be if the import dialog had a "keep
>> bit depth" option
>That is a great idea!

FWIW I'm not arguing against this option.

>Increasing the bit-depth of existing audio files on disk has no

As long as you keep this in mind...

On Sat, 1 Oct 2016 12:17:38 +0200, Axel 'the C.L.A.' Müller wrote:
>Only exception where the audio file bit depth might matter a little
>again is when you plan to do internal bounces. But then you could
>still switch to a higher bit depth after the imports have been done.

...and don't forget to use floating point by accident, when it is
useful. To avoid such an accident, it is secure to use floating point
for everything, even if importing an existing integer audio file
doesn't benefit from transforming it to floating point.


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